Steinbrener / Dempf – Trouble In Paradise

Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf have made some alterations to the Schönbrunn Zoo in Austria. “Trouble in Paradise” will be in place through mid October.

Steinbrener - Dempf   - Trouble in Paradise - Rhino - 2009
Steinbrener / Dempf, Trouble in Paradise – Rhino, 2009.

Six animal enclosures have been transformed into profound displays of human impact on the wild world. Steinbrener and Dempf worked closely with the zoo to insure the safety of it’s inhabitants. The result is this striking commentary and surreal visual feast.

Steinbrener - Dempf   - Trouble in Paradise - Bison - 2009
Steinbrener / Dempf, Trouble in Paradise – Bison, 2009.

The novelty of the idea should attract contemporary art enthusiasts for a long overdue field trip to the zoo. At the same time, the shock promises a fundamental impact on the outlook of a young audience.

Steinbrener - Dempf   - Trouble in Paradise - Coral Reef - 2009
Steinbrener / Dempf, Trouble in Paradise – Coral Reef, 2009.

Steinbrener / Dempf
Trouble in Paradise
10 June – 18 October 2009
Schönbrunn Zoo
Vienna



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About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.


One Response to Steinbrener / Dempf – Trouble In Paradise

  1. doghed says:

    what an incredible collaboration. we love going to the zoo; makes me want to go again. and, i bet artists could also make animals’ lives in captivity more interesting and fulfilling.

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